Robbie Miller Kaplan's Blog – August 2011 Archive (2)

The bereaved share what helps and what hurts

Grief is a very painful and personal experience. When I recently asked bereaved adults to share their thoughts on what helped and what hurt following the death of their loved ones, I got different viewpoints. It’s apparent that we each grieve in our own way and in our own time. And yet there were a number of things that most of the bereaved agreed on; certain questions upset them and there are other questions they wish you’d ask.

 

So what question did the bereaved find most…

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Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on August 15, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

What adults can learn from teen grievers

We adults have a lot to offer teens by way of experience so we expect teens to learn from us. And yet there are times when adults can learn from them.

 

When a teenager dies, it’s often a teen’s first experience with death. Teens grieve for their peers differently than adults and some of their practices are healthy. Here’s what adults can learn from teens:

 

  1. Teens grieve in groups. They congregate together during the funeral and afterwards. They…
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Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on August 1, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

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